As MWC rounds the corner, more and more phones are being announced pre-show. Between the LG VU and now the entry-level ZTE Mimosa X, the range of Android smartphones are looking pretty good (hopefully even more phones will suprise us just as much). So when most people think of entry-level phones, you think of cheap plastic, roughly made, crap phones. Well prepare to be amazed with this piece of hardware.
This little device will be packing Android 4.0 with a 4.3 inch qHD display, 5 MP rear camera + VGA front camera, and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Not bad for a non standard Android manufacturer (at least in America). This is pretty close to all of the phones most people have in their pockets right now minus one thing, they did not pay $150 for it. Oh and did I mention that it is $150 OFF contract?
The phone itself was announced yesterday. Along with the specs above, the Mimosa X will be powered by NVIDIA’s Icera 450 HSPA+ modem. Icera was purchased last year and this will be the first phone with one inside.
“The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “The Mimosa X marks the first time NVIDIA technology powers all the major processors in a single smartphone, and also the first time a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone market.”
ZTE claims a Q2 release for the phone and no official providers have been announced just yet.
So you would be willing to buy an up-to-date Android smartphone for just $150? And do not forget, it is running the latest version of Google’s mobile software and will be fast enough to keep up with some of the hihger-end phones.